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Detectives Roper & Hooley Books 1–4 (affiliate link)
BOOK 1: THE CASE OF THE HEADLESS BILLIONAIRE
Billionaire philanthropist Sir James Taylor’s headless torso is found in the basement of a disused East London warehouse. Chief Inspector Brian Hooley knows his Special Investigations Unit needs help if they’re to have any chance of catching this depraved killer. Enter Jonathan Roper. Roper swiftly unearths a gruesome snuff video from the dark web showing Sir James’s death in horrifying detail. Then Roper is beaten to a pulp on his own doorstep. It’s a deadly warning from those who want their secrets kept hidden.
BOOK 2: THE CASE OF THE MISSING FACES
A man’s body is discovered in a disused warehouse in Kent. Knitting needles are stuck deep into his brain. His face has been completely removed. And this isn’t the first. Another body, its face also filleted, was found in an abandoned farmhouse outside Leeds four weeks ago. Now Roper and Hooley have a serial killer on their hands. They must unmask this murderer before another victim pays the ultimate price. But how do you catch a killer who wears so many different faces?
Close to Me: A High School Sports Romance (The Callahans Book 1) (affiliate link)
Asher Davis. My first crush.
My first kiss.
The boy who ripped my heart out of my chest again and again. Over and over. I let him have it every single time.
We are that high school couple you hear about, the one you witness in the hallway as they avoid each other. You laugh at them in class when they’re forced to work together, their gazes full of hatred. We are the couple you gossip about when they win homecoming prince and princess their sophomore year…
The back and forth is what kills me the most. I’m not his princess, I’m the girl he toys with when he’s bored. And he’s definitely not my prince, no matter how badly I want him to be.
Finally it’s our senior year and we’re months away from never having to see each other again when disaster strikes—and brings us closer together. All it takes is one touch, and I’m burning for Ash. Hotter than I ever have. But will that burn turn into a devastating fire? Or can we actually make it work this time?
The Shell Shop (Pearl Beach Book 1) (affiliate link)
One missing shell. One quirky family. One chance to save the Shell Shop.
Julia and her husband started the shell shop in the Florida Keys decades ago, before their now-grown children were born—he sold the rare shells he found on diving trips around the world and she raised their kids among the balmy breezes and waving palm trees.
But John died in a diving accident and now it’s all up to Julia. Her adult kids are busy with their own lives, and Julia has to dig deep to figure out a way to keep the shop—and her home—afloat.
When a world-famous shell collector expects a rare shell that her husband promised to deliver, can the Montgomery family rally together and figure out the method to John’s madness? Find the shell John died trying to find and keep the shop in business?
Murder in Tropical Breeze (Tropical Breeze Cozy Mystery Book 1) (affiliate link)
Grace Elliot is falling apart. Overwhelming tragedy has turned her world into a dark and lonely place. Facing the pain and the ghosts is impossible. Hiding her secret behind a mask of confidence and faking her life is the only thing she knows how to do. She’s alive…but not living.
Counsellor Ben Hardy is certain he can help Grace heal. Maybe it’s a way to rid himself of the demons haunting him from that one horrific night when his life shattered.
When they meet, everything changes, and their pasts offer them a remedy to save each other…until Ben’s traumatic history threatens to destroy the trust they’ve built.
Will the truth tear them apart? Or will it force them to understand the healing power of forgiveness and love?
The Designate (Lens Book 1) (affiliate link)
Everything that could go wrong, went wrong.
Sea level increase? Fifty feet.
Weather? Hurricanes and crippling drought.
Don’t even get me started.
I don’t think that people a hundred years ago would have believed the way things are now.
I’m just Riley, a girl stuck in what’s left of Brooklyn, trying to find my way out.
My best friend, Alex, says I shouldn’t join the Service, but I don’t see any other way.
I’ve had enough; enough of my mom, enough of this poverty, enough of this hunger.
They say that only one in five survives the full four-year term. Only one in five gets the money on the other side.
I can’t stay here, so there’s only one choice, really.
It’s going to be me.
At Wave’s End: A Novel (affiliate link)
After a childhood as unpredictable as the flip of a coin, Faith Sterling has finally found her comfort zone in the kitchen of an upscale Manhattan restaurant. A workaholic chef, at least there she’s in control. So when her free-spirited and often-gullible mother, Connie, calls to announce that she’s won a bed-and-breakfast on the Jersey Shore, Faith’s patience boils over. Convinced the contest is a scam, she rushes to Wave’s End to stop Connie from trading her steady job for an uncertain future.
When a hurricane ravages the coast, Faith is torn between supporting the shore rescue and bailing out her beleaguered boss. But the storm dredges up deceptions and emotional debris that threaten to destroy the inn’s future and her fragile bonds with her mother.
The Broken Sword (affiliate link)
Published the same year as The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson’s novel The Broken Sword draws on similar Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon sources. In his greed for land and power, Orm the Strong slays the family of a Saxon witch—and for his sins, the Northman must pay with his newborn son. Stolen by elves and replaced by a changeling, Skafloc is raised to manhood unaware of his true heritage and treasured for his ability to handle the iron that the elven dare not touch. Meanwhile, the being who supplanted him as Orm’s son grows up angry and embittered by the humanity he has been denied. A pawn in a witch’s vengeance, the creature Valgard will never know love, and consumed by rage, he will commit a murderous act of unspeakable vileness.
It is their destiny to finally meet on the field of battle—the man-elf and his dark twin, the monster—when the long-simmering war between elves and trolls finally erupts with a devastating fury. And only the mighty sword Tyrfing, broken by Thor and presented to Skafloc in infancy, can turn the tide in a terrible clashing of faerie folk that will ultimately determine the fate of the old gods.
Two tests of faith and love.
Kip made a promise to his dying brother, but cowboy life didn’t prepare him to run a ranch, deal with a rebellious kid sister, and raise twin boys.
Upon first meeting, Kip mistakes Nicole for the new housekeeper hired so his kid sister can avoid her work, then he realizes her true purpose is taking the boys away.
Nicole has a will from her sister – the boys’ mother – giving custody of the twins to her father. Not willing to tear the kids away from everything familiar, she agrees to stay for a getting-to-know-you period.
But the boys aren’t the only ones she’s getting to know, and Nicole finds herself falling for the ruggedly handsome cowboy.
Stranger in the Woods: A Tense Psychological Thriller (affiliate link)
Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she’s landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day.
It sounded so perfect – a month’s assignment at the lush Scottish Highlands property of architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica.
But in the woods, there’s a playhouse with a chilling history. Two years ago, the McGregors’ daughter Elodie was abducted and then died in that playhouse. The townspeople insist her abductor had to be a stranger in their town. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, even keeping a picture of it on his wall.
Sensing that the McGregors and townspeople are keeping terrible secrets, Isla plans to discover the truth.
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